Samsung revealed two new high-end smartphones, with the latest version of its Note phablet line joined by a large-screen version of its Galaxy S6 Edge, as the company is making market more competitive for Apple upcoming iPhone.
Both these smartphones have 5.7-inch quad-HD (2560×1440 pixel) screens, although in the case of S6 Edge+ this comes with the wrap-around display debuted with the Galaxy S6.
The company is calling Galaxy S6 Edge+ as being “best for multimedia experience”. The curved screen offers an interesting feature of “apps edge”, which provides shortcuts to favourite apps, and another as “people edge”, to give easy access to contacts.
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Galaxy Note 5, in contrast, is considered as “perfect for multitaskers”, and supports a “much refined 5th generation S-Pen” stylus. It is also said to be inspired by the design and style of Galaxy S6, with a curved back and stylish looks.
These upcoming devices feature improved video options, which includes digital image stabilization on both the front and rear cameras, and support 4K video capture. Also on the roster is a “live broadcast” feature which lets users stream full-HD video from the device to individuals, groups of contacts, or even via YouTube.
Other common specifications of these two smartphones include 64-bit octacore (2.1GHz quad and 1.5GHz quad) processors, 4GB of RAM, 16MP rear and 5MP front cameras.
Another interesting feature is the “wireless charging” system in these smartphones which will be “compatible with virtually any wireless pad available today”.
Daniel Gleeson, senior analyst for research firm IHS, suggested that:
“While this may be to enable the company to focus its marketing efforts, it would also mean that customers could lose out due to the different features of the two (such as the stylus).”
He also said:
“A more likely possibility is that the accelerated timetable and earlier announcement has prevented Samsung from having the required levels of stock for a simultaneous global launch for both handset models. If this is true, then it negates part of the benefit of announcing early.”
Samsung said the devices will reach the market imminently, with 32GB or 64GB storage options, in white, black, gold and silver.